Candy Needed for Egg Hunt: We need Candy Donations for the Egg Hunt. PLEASE, PEANUT FREE, individually wrapped candies. There will have a box in the Narthex for donations. Thank You!!
Breaking the Eggs: Saturday, April 15th at 11 am we will be meeting to crack eggs and set up for the Easter Breakfast.
Easter Egg Hunt: Join us for the Good Shepherd Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 at 9 am and 10:45 am. There are two separate sessions this year. Each session will last approximately one hour. Please sign up for either one of the sessions. This will be a fun event for the whole family; and there will be more than just the Easter Egg Hunt. We also have a craft, story time, and music, and more! It is sure to be a fun morning. This event is free. However, are taking donations online and at the event. The suggested donation is $10/family. Please sign up at: www.gs4nj.org/easter-egg-hunt-april-15
Loose Change Challenge: Bring your loose change for the offering. All loose change in the offering on Sunday mornings will go towards the Numana Meal Packing Event on June 3.
Easter Breakfast: Join us on Sunday, April 16th between worship services for our Easter Breakfast. A free will offering will be collected to defray the cost. Suggested donation is $10.00 per family.
Spring Work Day: Spring work day will be Saturday, May 6th beginning at 8:30. If you would like to participate, please sign up on today’s connection card. No experience necessary. There are many project needed to get done, so many hands are appreciated. For more information, please see Mike Lanzafama or Ron Humiston.
Women’s Retreat—Beautiful Feet: For all you ladies who miss our “Princess Retreats”, Redeemer LC in Manchester will be hosting a women’s retreat on Saturday, May 6th. “Daughters of the King” (if you remember that was the band that played for the women’s retreats), will be there to bring their gift of music. There will be a sign-up sheet on the kitchen counter. Checks can be made payable to Redeemer LC. If we have a lot of women, we can car pool there. Please see if you have any questions.
HCM Meal Packing Event: The Haitian Children’s Ministry is planning a meal packing event on Saturday, June 3 at McDivitt Elementary School in Old Bridge. Our goal for this event will be to pack more than 20,000 meals for children in Haiti. We will need 200+ volunteers for this event, so make sure to mark your calendars now. If you would like to donate a box (that will feed a family for two months), please go to haitianchildrensministry.org and go to help us pack 20,000 meals.
Life of Martin Luther film event: One night only, May 3rd at 7:30 pm at the AMC Hamilton 24 & IMAX theatre. Tickets must be purchased by April 30th online. Tugg.com/Manchester.newluthermovie.com
Lift Chair Available: If anyone is in need of a slightly used lift chair, please contact Debbie Reilly at 732-599-4135 or
Choir Singing: If you would like to join the Lent/Easter choir, please sign up on today’s connection card, or just come to the music section after the 10:30 service. The choir rehearses on Sunday after the 10:30 service. Choir will be singing on April 9th at 10:30 service, April 12th at the Reform Church Home on Route 18 at 6 pm with a rehearsal (and pizza) back at church at 7 pm, and Good Friday at 7 pm (April 14). We will be rehearsing for Easter Sunday. Choir will be singing at both services on Easter Sunday.
Altar Guild Team Members Wanted: The Altar guild is looking for a few good people to help with setting and cleaning the altar before and after Sunday worship services. It’s a minimum time commitment. Flexible time for set up and cleaning up after service. Sign up on today’s connection card, or speak to Laurie Burke or Doreen Humiston for more information.
Nursery Helpers Wanted: Please sign up on today’s connection card if you are interested in helping with Nursery care. It is only once a month for the 10:30 service. If you have any questions, please see Barbara Ressler.
Ushers Wanted: Ushers are sometimes the first person that greets a visitor. If you can smile, extend a hand and welcome people, you can be an Usher. If you are interested in serving as an Usher, please sign up on today’s connection card. It’s a minimum time commitment, one Sunday every 4 – 5 weeks sometimes.
Gluten Free wafers are now available for those who need it. Please be sure to let the Deacon or Pastor know when you come to the Altar so they can bring it to you.
LifeLine Screening: Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 9 – 3. Please call 1-888-653-6450 to pre-register.
Maundy Thursday; April 13; 7 pm Worship Service; begin Prayer Vigil (please sign up on sheet in Narthex)
Good Friday; April 14; 7 pm Tenebrae Service
Easter Sunday; April 16; 8 & 10:30 Worship Services
NO Sunday School — Breakfast served between services
Listen to Sermons Online. Did you miss a Sunday Worship? Listen to the Sunday Sermons at gs4nj.org/podcast.
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